The month of September delivers a brand-new binge, with never-before-seen series, blockbuster movies, fascinating doccies and cool kids’ shows. Here’s our pick of this month’s highlights, followed by the titles organised by date.
Now Apocalypse | First on Showmax | 2 September 2019
Ulysses and his friends are awkwardly navigating coming of age in Los Angeles. But he is plagued by dark, premonitory dreams that have him paranoid about the end of the world … or maybe he’s just been smoking too much weed.
HBO’s Los Espookys | First on Showmax | 2 September 2019
A group of friends turn their love for all things creepy and eerie into a peculiar business that introduces real horror into people’s lives. Starring, written and produced by SNL’s Fred Armisen. In Spanish with English sub-titles.
Bosch S5 | First on Showmax | 2 September 2019
It’s been just over a year since Bosch brought his mother’s killer to justice and now he’s facing trouble on two other fronts, one linked to an old case and the other a new case surrounding an opioid pill mill.
Veep S7 | 2 September 2019
Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back as Selina Meyer. In this final season, she spends her time winning over rich donors and dodging threats from her challengers, with her on-again, off-again band of misfits at her side.
Younger S6 | Final two episodes | 5 September 2019
The final two episodes of Younger S6 land fresh from the US, and the story is far from complete. What lies ahead for Liza and Charles? How will Josh cope with fatherhood, and will Kelsey succeed?
Ramy S1 | First on Showmax | 16 September 2019
A young Muslim American struggles to find his place in the world: how should he behave, what should he do with his life, and who should he love? Critically acclaimed look at the challenge of balancing millennial life and religion.
PEN15 | First on Showmax | 20 September 2019
From The Lonely Island comes this cringe-worthy comedy about two 13-year-old girls entering middle school in the year 2000, complete with dial-up internet hassles, school dance mishaps and the intimacy of shared Discmans.
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) | 9 September 2019
The Golden Globe-nominated romcom about a New Yorker who goes to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. She discovers that his family is insanely wealthy, and that every other young woman in the country wants her out of the way…
Find Me in Paris S2 | New episodes | 19 September 2019
The time-travelling ballerina series is back with new episodes. Season 2 will mostly be set in the iconic Parisian Garnier Opera House and continue to follow young Lena’s journey to becoming the star of the ballet world in 1905.
Looking for Love (2018) | First on Showmax | 5 September 2019
As she approaches 40, Buyi Dube (Celeste Ntuli) is under increasing pressure to find a man, but her dating pool is becoming shallower by the day. She reluctantly lets her friend find her Mr Right, with hilarious consequences.
Stroop (2019) | 22 September 2019
This gripping and award-winning documentary looks at the slaughter of the world’s diminishing rhino population. It examines the heroic efforts being made to stop poachers and looks at the seedy underworld that buys rhino horn.
What else is on?
Here are all the movies and series confirmed for the month of September so far. Our Plum Picks are in bold. Please note that shows and dates were correct at time of publishing.
2 September 2019
- Now Apocalypse
- HBO’s Los Espookys
- Veep S7
- Bosch S5
- Surviving R Kelly
- Farewell Ella Bella (2018)
- Lasizwe S1
- Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 (2018)
New Amsterdam S1
The Odyssey (2016)
Menendez: Blood Brothers (2017)
Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (2017)
Britney Ever After (2017)
Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014)
100 Things To Do Before High School
Fort Boyard: The Ultimate Challenge S5-6
Tertjag Die Melktert Kommissie & Klopjag Live
Fix My Love S1
Gqom Nation S1-2
The Big Secret S2
5 September 2019
- Younger S6, episodes 11-12
- Looking for Love (2018)
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony (2018)
Walk of Shame (2014)
Disney’s Muppet Babies
Henry Danger S3-4
9 September 2019
- Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
The Rook S1, episode 1 (new episodes weekly)
Leef Jou Reis S7
Glam Guru S13-14
Marry Me Now
A Night With My Ex
12 September 2019
- Someone to Blame: The Ahmed Timol Inquest (2018)
- Piet Botha: The Road (2017)
Down A Dark Hall (2018)
Blaze and the Monster Machines S2-3
Finding Freedom (2018)
Six to Six
Kom Ons Braai: Familie en Vriende S7
16 September 2019
- Ramy S1
Date My Family S2-4
Our Perfect Wedding S4-5
19 September 2019
- Wonder Woman (2017)
- Find Me in Paris S2, new episodes
Justice League (2017)
I Feel Pretty (2018)
Early Man (2018)
20 September 2019
- The Fosters S1-5
The Real O’Neals S1-2
22 September 2019
- Stroop (2019)
23 September 2019
- Tully (2018)
Hurricane Heist (2018)
Sam & Cat S1
26 September 2019
- Journey’s End (2018)